Did she drop off the face of the earth?

July 13, 2012

Why yes. . I think I may have dropped off the face of the earth well at least that’s what my blog looks like.

Here’s a quick update (in case you need to be caught up), the hubby and I got in a big car accident.  I went to empty out the car at the tow yard and it looking at the car it was just a lot worse than I remembered it being:
Crashed Nissan
But I do thank my lucky stars that we walked away from it with just cuts and bruises ya know?  And also the kids weren’t in the car with us.

I will say (2) things and one of them will sound totally stupid to you.

That was my all time favorite vehicle to drive and it was my dream car.  Sure, it’s 2012 and that was a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder.  But when I was younger that’s the one vehicle I said this sentence to:
New Car!

“One day I will owe you and I will love you and I will drive you into the ground” 

So after the vehicle was totaled. . I had to go shopping for another one. . .meaning. . a car payment. . more debt. . .So while it’s nice to have better vehicle, the downside is it’s not a manual. . . and it’s more debt. . and it’s NOT my NISSAN PATHFINDER!!!!!

The family loves the new car. . the kids especially.


I’m kind of glad that’s drama said n’ done with.  I’m still “tender” about driving about. . meaning I’m driving like an old lady and hoping I won’t get hit.  But with time that should be better too.

So if you’ve been following me on twitter/instagram (sukie80) the day after the accident I was scheduled for lasik surgery.  My vision was 20/1600.  Do you know what that number means?  Well the perfect vision number is 20/20 right?  Well being 20/1600 means that a perfect vision person can see what I see at 20ft away when they have to be 1600ft away.  Yeah legally blind or damn well near it.

Preop prep for lasik
(This picture represents a lady on a good pill of valium and needs some munchies)

After surgery. . .I was so dang attractive. . I mean you’d want some of this action right?

Nightly eye gaurd

When they checked my vision 4 days later I was at 20/30. . . it could take up to 6mos to get to 20/20.  And my night vision is shitty right now.  Yeah. . that’s why my blog is so dang neglected, when does a full time worker/mommy have time to sew. . well at night. . and when my vision is shitty at night what can I do but let my sewing machine collect dust.

So I picked up another hobby because idle hands are devil’s tools.  Cross stitching.


(Cute Pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery)

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  • Reply sewcraftyjess July 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Love the new ride, and glad you are recovering well! That cross stitch is too cute 🙂

  • Reply anniemouselee July 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    She is really into the cross stitch. Had it with her at the family reunion and couldn’t put it down! 😉

  • Reply Addie July 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Congrats on the new car! I had Lasik quite a few years ago and it was sooo worth it! I was also legally blind, couldn’t see a damn thing without my contacts/glasses! My night vision sucked for quite awhile but gradually got better. Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Rachel July 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    You crack me up. I’m glad you are safe. I’m now considering LASIK. Personally I think 20/30 isnt horrible. My vision standards are low. I want to see your cross stitch in person.

  • Reply Katie B July 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I was thinking last night that I should get Lasik…but I’m such a chicken! Groan. Your new car looks fan-cy.

  • Reply Flying Blind July 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Matey, if you can thread a needle and see the cross-stitch holes, you are doing way better than me!

  • Reply diane stanley July 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Not sewing and blogging can actually seem like a vacation. I am so glad you were not seriously injured and hope that your night vision will return soon. I really do miss your sewing skills being shared…but I’m thankful for Instagram to stay in touch… Feel better.

  • Reply Debbie July 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    awesome about the lasik! Hope things feel back to normal pretty soon…

  • Reply Ginny July 14, 2012 at 7:19 am

    That is a lot of updates in one post. Glad you’re ok. You totally needed another hobby so it’s great that you picked up cross stitch.

  • Reply Tsoniki Crazy Bull July 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    That is a lot you have been dealing with! I had LASIK surgery a handful/several years ago. My vision was 20/30 and then improved to 20/20, and last year at my eye checkup it was 20/30 again. I don’t have terrible night vision, but I really don’t like to drive at night anymore. Yay for cross stitching though! Those are very cute.

  • Reply Ivy July 16, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I had Lasik a few years ago. Actually, I couldn’t get lasik; I had to get PRK. My vision will never be perfect because I have astigmatism and a lazy eye muscle. But it’s damn better than it ever was. However, I will say this: I had the most amazing close-up vision in the world. I could see things nobody could see. But when you have the surgery after 40, as I did, it affects your close-up vision. It affects your ability to thread a needle and such. I had stepped away from quilting for several years at that point and didn’t know if or when I was ever going to get back to it. Well now I’m back and it’s tough. I love being able to see without assistance, but I’m not sure I would have done it if I realized the impact it would have on my sewing skills. If I hadn’t had it done, I’m sure I still wouldn’t need reading glasses. Oh well. Aside from that, I wouldn’t change a thing 🙂

  • Reply Jason July 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Lasik, nice!

  • Reply Jason July 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Oh, and I know that feeling of driving like a granny right after an accident. It does pass, although I still get nervous in situations that resemble any of my accidents.

  • Reply Richard Healey July 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    When you mentioned that you had a accident at guild meeting would never had guessed it was that bad. Though that’s not what makes me comment today. I loved cross stitching when I was a kid. Like quilting it was not a “Guy” thing to do so quit doing it because I got teased. Any way yours looks cute love the eyes.

  • Reply John M. August 13, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Sorry about your accident. Hope you are doing well. I was wondering if you could post pics of the interior after the accident. I would imagine the airbags deployed.

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